Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Drs. Keith Bridwell, Munish Gupta publish spine surgery textbook

    Keith Bridwell, MD, and Munish Gupta, MD, of St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine, recently published a fourth edition textbook on spine surgery. By Alan Condon -
  2. NuVasive, Alphatec report preliminary 2019 results & more: 11 device company notes

    Here are 11 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin building medical clinic near mall — 3 insights

    Pewaukee-based Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin wants to build an 18,600-square-foot medical clinic adjacent to Brookfield Square Mall, the Waukesha Freeman reports. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. What Medtronic's outgoing CEO regrets the most

    During Omar Ishrak's nearly nine years as Medtronic CEO, he has been tasked with growing revenue in emerging markets, navigating value-based care and stabilizing the company's spine business, MedCity News reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. How can pain management drive better outcomes in spine surgery? 11 spine specialists discuss

    Eleven spine specialists discuss advances in pain management and how it can improve outcomes in spine surgery. By Alan Condon -
  3. 3 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are three orthopedic surgeons making the news this week. By Alan Condon -
  4. Rothman Orthopedic Institute partners with triathlon brand — 3 things to know

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopedic Institute recently joined the medical team for the Toughman NY 2020 triathlon, reports Endurance Business. By Alan Condon -
  1. Beacon Orthopaedics, TriHealth open new office providing spine, sports medicine care

    Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and TriHealth opened a renovated office providing spine and sports medicine care on Jan. 14, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. By Alan Condon -
  2. 'The future of robotics is bright': Dr. Kornelis Poelstra eyes more OR autonomy for robotic spine surgery

    Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, recently implanted what was reported to be the first Molybdenum-Rhenium rod in a patient during a spinal fusion on the West Coast. By Alan Condon -
  3. North Carolina spine practice, InteliChart partner to improve patient engagement

    Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 14 partnered with InteliChart to connect with patients and promote behavior that leads to better health. By Alan Condon -
  4. DePuy Synthes' new AI partner selects CEO — 6 insights

    Ohad Arazi was named CEO of Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company that partnered with DePuy Synthes in December. By Angie Stewart -
  1. 123-bed hospital acquires 1st spine robot in Bay Area — 3 things to know

    San Ramon (Calif.) Regional Medical Center was reportedly the first hospital in the Bay Area to purchase the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system for spine surgery, reports Patch. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 spine, orthopedic surgeons jumping into politics in 2020

    This year is ramping up to be a big year for the U.S. healthcare and political landscapes.  By Alan Condon -
  3. Medicrea considers strategic partner — 4 insights

    Spinal implant-maker Medicrea is soliciting U.S.-based strategic partners, which could lead to an acquisition or partnership. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Robotics utilization in surgery hits 15% despite costs, questions about efficacy

    The use of robotics in general surgery procedures jumped from 1.8 percent in 2012 to 15.1 percent in 2018 — and the increase was even higher for certain procedures, according to a new study published in JAMA. By Angie Stewart -
  5. Connecticut hospital, physicians opening $26.5M joint venture surgery center — 4 insights

    Lighthouse Surgery Center will open across the street from Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in February, the Hartford Courant reports. By Eric Oliver -
  6. UAB opens 1st proton therapy center in Alabama treating spine, brain tumors

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham on Jan. 13 opened a proton therapy facility providing treatment for spine and brain tumors. By Alan Condon -
  7. Colorado medical center to add $75M orthopedic hospital, cancer center

    Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Medical Center on Jan. 13 revealed plans to build an orthopedic hospital and comprehensive cancer center, The Pueblo Chieftain reports. By Alan Condon -
  8. Georgia neurosurgeon enters race for Congress

    Neurosurgeon John Cowan, MD, on Jan. 13 entered the race for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Rome News-Tribune reports.  By Alan Condon -
  9. $490M deal to offload RTI Surgical's OEM business to private equity firm

    RTI Surgical on Jan. 13 signed a definitive agreement to sell its OEM business to Montagu Private Equity in a $490 million deal. By Alan Condon -

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